An Open Letter to Those Fighting Boko HaramRead more: An Open Letter to Those Fighting Boko Haram
To the Men and Women Fighting Boko Haram: Hello. My name is Annalee, and though we do not know each other, I felt it was important to write this letter to you right now.
A Note of LoveRead more: A Note of Love
Dear Reader/Follower/Friend, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep. So…
Leah Sharibu: An InspirationRead more: Leah Sharibu: An Inspiration
Have you ever felt exhausted over something? Felt like nothing was ever going to change? The sadness and initial anger, once fiery hot, has become hopelessness, resentment, unbelief, and apathy.
A Letter for the Students of UNIMAIDRead more: A Letter for the Students of UNIMAID
After watching this video about those attending the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID), my heart swelled with pride for those who are going to school despite (and almost in defiance of) Boko Haram’s threats. I am also very proud of President Buhari’s promises to stop violence from herdsmen and bandits. There is a lot that needs…
Thankful For YouRead more: Thankful For You
Friends, When I started this blog, over 3 years ago, I never would have imagined the journey Jesus would take me on. I also wouldn’t have imagined the beautiful people I have met along the way. You all know who you are. 🙂 I just wanted to say a quick, but honest “Thank You,” and…
Thank You: An (Apologetically Late) Letter to Veterans & The Members of Our MilitaryRead more: Thank You: An (Apologetically Late) Letter to Veterans & The Members of Our Military
This past Saturday, amazing people– people who served in unthinkable wars, and survived some of the world’s most brutal trauma– were celebrated, during Veteran’s Day. But, honestly and sadly, as much as I hate to admit it, Veteran’s Day was not a holiday that I held in the forefront of my mind– at all. Reading…
An Open Letter to the Internally Displaced Peoples of NigeriaRead more: An Open Letter to the Internally Displaced Peoples of Nigeria
An open letter to those internally displaced people who are facing going back to their home towns.
Victory in Christ: An Open Letter to Sa’aRead more: Victory in Christ: An Open Letter to Sa’a
Sa’a, a twenty year old girl from Chibok, Nigeria, was around 18 years old when she was just one of the 276 young women Boko Haram kidnapped on April 14th, 2014. Jumping from the bed of one of Boko Haram’s trucks as it sped away into the night, Sa’a barely escaped with her friend. Now free,…
Under His Wings: A Letter to the Lost Children of NigeriaRead more: Under His Wings: A Letter to the Lost Children of Nigeria
In 2014, the town of Malari, Nigeria was attacked by the terrorist group Boko Haram. In what was a heartbreaking experience for everyone involved, Boko Haram, while “cutting and shooting everyone, mostly boys” , “slashed the limbs” of a young boy named Joe Shagari. Amidst this traumatic event, even more heartbreak was being had as…
“Hope for the Future”: Keep Your Eyes on Jesus (A Letter)Read more: “Hope for the Future”: Keep Your Eyes on Jesus (A Letter)
In April of 2014, 276 girls ages 16-18 were stolen from their boarding school in Chibok, Nigeria. Although the majority of the young women remain missing, 57 managed to escape. Three of them, along with one girl who fortunately, was not kidnapped, but saw the kidnapping and school fire’s aftermath, spoke with Abigail Pesta of…